November 3, 2023 | njspotlightnews.org
An exultant Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced construction of the Gateway train tunnel under the Hudson River began in earnest Friday, fueled by the Biden administration’s promise to kick in another $3.8 billion in funding. It boosts the federal share to more than 70% of Gateway’s $16 billion price tag.
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NJ SEED: The Gateway Project illustrates that the time between a major project being needed, and the reality of its completion can take a lifetime -- or more. And all too often when completed demand exceeds capacity. When at last Gateway is finished, billions more dollars will be needed to restore or replace the old tunnel.